Report: Chargers optimistic Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen will play Week 16
The Los Angeles Chargers overcame some key injuries to win their biggest game of the season last week, and it sounds like there is a good chance they will have all hands on deck for another important matchup in Week 16.
Wide receiver Keenan Allen suffered a hip pointer in the Chargers’ comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs, and he is considered week-to-week. Melvin Gordon has missed the past three games with a sprained MCL. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both players should be able to suit up against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.
Chargers believe there’s a legitimate chance that three key injured players – WR Keenan Allen (hip), RBs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck) – all will be ready for Saturday night’s game vs. Ravens, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 17, 2018
The Chiefs and Chargers are both 11-3 after Thursday’s game, but Kansas City holds the tie-breaker with a better division record. The final two weeks of the season will determine who ends up with the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, so the Chargers could really use both Gordon and Allen against the stingy Ravens defense.